Correlational findings

Study Powdthavee (2008): study GB 1997

16-65 aged Great-Britain, followed 6 years, 1997-2003
N = 54424
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Quality of accomodation and neighbourhood variables
Our Classification
T1=average 1997-2000, T2=2002
Anwer on the question referring to quality of accomodation and neighbourhood: Does your accommodation have any of the following problems?
0 No
1 Yes

a Shortage of space
b Noise from neighbours
c Street noise
d Not enough lights
e Lack of adequate heating
f Condensation
g Leaky roof
h Damp walls, floor, etc.
i Rot in windows, floor etc.
j Pollution/environmental problems
k Vandalism or crime

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -02 ns Shortage of space

B (-.019)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.01 ns b Noise from neighbours

B (+.007)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.01 ns c Street noise

B (+.006)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.07 p < .00 d Not enough lights

B (-.066)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = +.03 ns e Lack of adequate heating

B (+.025)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.01 ns f Condensation

B (-.013)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.02 ns g Leaky roof

B (-.017)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.06 p < .01 h Damp walls, floor, etc.

B (-.059)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.02 ns i Rot in windows, floor etc.

B (-.018)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.02 ns j Pollution/environmental problems

B (-.021)
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e b = -.02 ns k Vandalism or crime

B (-.023)

B's controled for
- Frequency of meeting friends and relatives
- Talk to neighbours
- Socioeconomic variables
- Other indicators of quality of accomation and neighbourhood variables
- Average district income

B's calculated by fixed effects estimations: Change in answers from T1 to T2